Snake interrupts play in Andhra vs Vidarbha match: Play was interrupted on the first day of the premier tournament due to an unforeseen reason.
During a first round match of the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji Trophy between Andhra and Vidarbha in Vijaywada, a snake played spoilsport as its entry on the ground interrupted play till it was caught and removed from the playing area.
It all happened after Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. Once the snake was spotted on t ground, the ground staff was immediately called upon.
The match will go down in history as veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer’s 150th Ranji Trophy match. It is worth mentioning that the 41-year old player has become the first-ever player to play 150 matches in India’s prestigious First-class tournament.
At lunch on Day 1, the home team had scored 87/3 in 32 overs. While Andhra captain Hanuma Vihari has scored his 31st First-class half-century, experienced wicket-keeper batsman Srikar Bharat (22) lost his wicket to spinner Aditya Sarwate post lunch.
Seamer Yash Thakur, who was introduced into the attack as the first-change bowler, has registered bowling figures of 14-4-27-2 to be the pick of the Vidarbha bowlers at the time of writing this article.
Snake interrupts play in Andhra vs Vidarbha
SNAKE STOPS PLAY! There was a visitor on the field to delay the start of the match.
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 9, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 9, 2019
Start of the Ranji season delayed because of a spotting of a SNAKE around in Andhra.#RanjiTrophy
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) December 9, 2019
A Special Guest is there in a game between Vidharba Vs Andhra Ranji Trophy Match Today 😍
— CricketUlagam (@CricUlagam) December 9, 2019
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